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People travel from all over the world to stand on the summit of Mt. Whitney (14,496 ft), the highest point in the contiguous United States. Miles of rugged granitic terrain, blue-green lakes, and impressive ridges are just some of the awesome vistas awaiting those who make it to the top.

Peter Croft, winner of the American Alpine Club's Underhill Award for outstanding achievement in mountaineering, has updated this new edition for every level of climber: how to get the most out of your conditioning; prepping for overnight trips; dayhiking the main Whitney Trail; the North Fork approach; Whitney from other passes; cross-country routes; and challenging technical routes for advanced climbers.

Written and published in the Eastern Sierra, Climbing Mt. Whitney has sold more copies than any other guide to the peak, standing on its own merits as the best Whitney trail guide of all time. Approved by the USFS.


  • Authors: Peter Croft and Wynne Benti


Paperback:132 pages
Date Published:September 1, 2005
Dimensions:8.3 x 5.3 x 0.4 in
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